Squad had another great summer stewardship event at Luther Burbank Park with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. We worked closer to our usual restoration site near Calkins Point on Lake Washington adjacent to the big Oregon ash tree / Fraxinus latifolia. Some shade was enjoyed, despite staying out from under its limbs splayed out during storm damage last winter. The usual noxious weed suspects–blackberry, buttercup, stinky Bob and bindweed–were dug & pulled out from around the native plantings.
After lunch we formed a ‘fire line’ and moved a good deal of mulch! It was fun and the kids worked incredibly hard–certainly earning their swim afterwards. Mulch retains moisture, reduces weeds and provides organic matter to nourish the soil. The concrete stall remnants of the former dairy farm haven’t lost their charm and are always attractive for play. A terrific day!